Remote Sensing

Snowy and Icy Peaks with Very Different Origins
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Snowy and Icy Peaks with Very Different Origins

Researchers find that ice caps on the mountains of Pluto are made of methane, but develop through an opposite process from that on Earth.

Published Oct 25, 2020

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California’s Rising and Sinking Coast
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California’s Rising and Sinking Coast

Millions of people in the state live in low-lying coastal areas where land subsidence is exacerbating the risks of sea level rise.

Published Oct 23, 2020

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Record-Setting Fires in Colorado and California
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Record-Setting Fires in Colorado and California

The Cameron Peak and August Complex fires have punctuated a year of natural drama in the American West.

Published Oct 21, 2020

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Picturing Earth: Astronaut Photography In Focus
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Picturing Earth: Astronaut Photography In Focus

For 20 years, astronauts have been shooting photos of Earth from the space station. Like everything the astronauts do, they are trained for this job. And like everything they do, there is purpose and intention behind it.

Published Oct 20, 2020

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Fierce Fires in Bolivia
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Fierce Fires in Bolivia

For the second year in a row, fires have been widespread and persistent in the South American country.

Published Oct 15, 2020

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